Insight Guides Pocket Cape Town (Travel Guide eBook)
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Insight Guides Pocket Guide Cape Town

Travel made easy. Ask local experts.
The definitive pocket-sized travel guide.

Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is an ideal on-the-move guide for exploring Cape Town. From top tourist attractions like Long Street, Boulders Beach and Table Mountain, to cultural gems, including the cell where Nelson Mandela was held on Robben Island, the elegant Cape Dutch mansions of the Cape Winelands, and the breathtaking Tree Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, plan your perfect trip with this practical, all-in-one travel guide. 

Features of this travel guide to Cape Town:
Inspirational itineraries: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, highlighted with stunning photography
- Historical and cultural insights: delve into the city's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions
- Practical full-colour map: with every major attraction highlighted, the pull-out map makes on-the-ground navigation easy
- Key tips and essential information: from transport to tipping, we've got you covered
Covers: City Centre; Victoria and Alfred Waterfront; Table Mountain; Southern Suburbs; Robben Island; Excursions

Looking for a comprehensive guide to South Africa? Check out insight Guides South Africa for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.


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Date de parution 01 juillet 2019
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9781839051043
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 3 Mo

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How To Use This E-Book

Getting Around the e-Book
This Pocket Guide e-book is designed to give you inspiration and planning advice for your visit to Cape Town, and is also the perfect on-the-ground companion for your trip.
The guide begins with our selection of Top 10 Attractions, plus a Perfect Itinerary feature to help you plan unmissable experiences. The Introduction and History chapters paint a vivid cultural portrait of Cape Town, and the Where to Go chapter gives a complete guide to all the sights worth visiting. You will find ideas for activities in the What to Do section, while the Eating Out chapter describes the local cuisine and gives listings of the best restaurants. The Travel Tips offer practical information to help you plan your trip. Finally, there are carefully selected hotel listings.
In the Table of Contents and throughout this e-book you will see hyperlinked references. Just tap a hyperlink once to skip to the section you would like to read. Practical information and listings are also hyperlinked, so as long as you have an external connection to the internet, you can tap a link to go directly to the website for more information.
Maps
All key attractions and sights in Cape Town are numbered and cross-referenced to high-quality maps. Wherever you see the reference [map], tap once to go straight to the related map. You can also double-tap any map for a zoom view.
Images
You’ll find lots of beautiful high-resolution images that capture the essence of Cape Town. Simply double-tap an image to see it in full-screen.
About Insight Guides
Insight Guides have more than 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce 400 full-colour titles, in both print and digital form, covering more than 200 destinations across the globe, in a variety of formats to meet your different needs.
Insight Guides are written by local authors, whose expertise is evident in the extensive historical and cultural background features. Each destination is carefully researched by regional experts to ensure our guides provide the very latest information. All the reviews in Insight Guides are independent; we strive to maintain an impartial view. Our reviews are carefully selected to guide you to the best places to eat, go out and shop, so you can be confident that when we say a place is special, we really mean it.
© 2019 Apa Digital (CH) AG and Apa Publications (UK) Ltd





Table of Contents
Cape Town’s Top 10 Attractions
Top Attraction #1
Top Attraction #2
Top Attraction #3
Top Attraction #4
Top Attraction #5
Top Attraction #6
Top Attraction #7
Top Attraction #8
Top Attraction #9
Top Attraction #10
A Perfect Day in Cape Town
Introduction
Poignant Past
Rainbow City with a Superb Climate
Spectacular Setting
A Bright Future
A Brief History
The explorers arrive
Colonisation Begins
British Influence
The City Evolves
The Apartheid Era
A New Start
Democracy & Drought
Historical Landmarks
Where To Go
City Centre
Around the Castle of Good Hope
Adderley Street
Around Long Street
Government Avenue
Bo-Kaap
Victoria And Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain
Southern Suburbs
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Constantia
Other Suburbs
Robben Island
Excursions
Cape Peninsula to Cape Point
Atlantic Coast
Nature Reserve
False Bay Coast
Stellenbosch and the Winelands
Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch to Franschhoek
Franschhoek
Paarl
Hermanus and the Overberg
The Tip of Africa
The Garden Route
Mossel Bay to Wilderness
Little Karoo
Knysna
Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma
The West Coast and Cederberg
What To Do
Shopping
Where to Shop
Entertainment
Theatre and Live Music
Nightlife
Sports
Spectator Sports
Active Pursuits
Beaches
Children’s Cape Town
Scenic Train Journeys
Calendar of Events
Eating Out
When to Eat
Cape Malay & Indian Cuisine
Stunning Seafood
Meat, Meat… and More Meat
Desserts
What to Drink
Restaurants
In Cape Town
Outside The City Centre
Excursions
Stellenbosch and the Winelands
Hermanus and the tip of Africa
The Garden Route
West Coast
A–Z Travel Tips
A
Accommodation (see also Camping, Youth Hostels and Recommended Hotels)
Airport
B
Budgeting For Your Trip
C
Camping
Car Hire (see also Driving)
Climate
Clothing
Crime And Safety
Customs And Entry Requirements
D
Driving (see also Crime And Safety)
E
Electricity
Embassies and Consulates
Emergencies
G
Getting There
H
Health And Medical Care
Holidays
L
Language
LGBTQ Travellers
M
Maps
Media
Money
O
Opening Hours
P
Police
Post Offices
Public Transport
R
Religion
T
Telephones
Tickets
Time Zones
Tipping
Toilets
Tourist Information (see also Websites)
W
Websites
Weights and Measures
Y
Youth Hostels
Recommended Hotels
In Cape Town
Outside The City Centre
Excursions
Stellenbosch and the Winelands
Hermanus and the tip of Africa
The Garden Route
West Coast


Cape Town’s Top 10 Attractions




Top Attraction #1
Alex Havret/Apa Publications

Long Street
Central Cape Town’s liveliest thoroughfare. For more information, click here .



Top Attraction #2
Ariadne Van Zandbergen/Apa Publications

Boulders Beach
See thousands of African penguins. For more information, click here



Top Attraction #3
Cape Town Tourism

Table Mountain
This landmark offers sweeping views in all directions. For more information, click here .



Top Attraction #4
Ariadne Van Zandbergen/Apa Publications

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Popular shopping and dining destination. For more information, click here .



Top Attraction #5
Ariadne Van Zandbergen/Apa Publications

Castle of Good Hope
South Africa’s oldest building, dating to 1666. For more information, click here .



Top Attraction #6
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Hermanus
Go whale-watching. For more information, click here .



Top Attraction #7
Ariadne Van Zandbergen/Apa Publications

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
The southern tip of the Cape Peninsula. For more information, click here .



Top Attraction #8
Alex Havret/Apa Publications

Cape Winelands
Acres of green vines surround elegant Cape Dutch mansions. For more information, click here .



Top Attraction #9
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Home to beautiful proteas, cycads and the Tree Canopy Walkway. For more information, click here .



Top Attraction #10
Alex Havret/Apa Publications

Robben Island
Where Nelson Mandela was held. For more information, click here .


A Perfect Day in Cape Town



9.00am

Good Coffee; Great People Watching
Start your day with a flat white and croissant at Tamboers Winkel ( www.facebook.com/Tamboerswinkel ) on the corner of Kloof and De Lorentz Streets, a hip neighbourhood caffeine den on the side of Table Mountain. Enjoy an excellent cup of coffee among bloggers, models and Capetonians alike.


10.00am

Get your Green On
Stroll through the open-air market at Greenmarket Square, where you will find a variety of vendors selling clothing and sandals, as well as African jewelry, art, and fabrics.


11.00am

Art Old and New
Cross the Company’s Garden to the South African National Gallery, where you can view a cornucopia of old masters and South African contemporary art; look out for Jane Alexander’s three ghoulish figures, The Butcher Boys (1985–86), a response to the horrors of apartheid. The gallery is representative of South African history – as told through art.


12.00pm

The Call to Kalk Bay
Jump on the train south to Kalk Bay, to breathe the fresh sea air as you amble along cobblestone streets past tiny galleries and antique shops. The name Kalk Bay is derived from days when seashells were once baked in kilns along the shoreline to produce lime (kalk in Afrikaans). Buy seafood straight off the boat – the fish are still wriggling – or at one of the harbour-side cafes. If you’re feeling energetic, climb one of the stairways to Boyes Drive, where you can spot whales in False Bay below.


3.00pm

Shame and History
Late afternoon, head back to the central V&A Waterfront to catch the last ferry to Robben Island, which leaves at 3pm. Tours of the island are led by former prisoners, who recall hunger strikes and prison life under apartheid. The

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